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La Norma, France

La Norma ski holidays

Established in 1971 the French ski resort La Norma lies at 1350 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2750m the area is snow sure. Over 102 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 1.5km of trails, which equates to around 80 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to La Norma is Lyon Satolas at a distance of 215km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Established in 1971, La Norma has a reputation for reasonable prices and great views over the Maurienne valley to the Vanoise National Park. This is a car-free resort in the midst of birch and larch trees. There's a very steep mountain with a speed skiing course.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 8 runs ?km
29%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 11 runs ?km
57%  Expert Trails
 2 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed La Norma snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our La Norma snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €155 - €180
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 65km
total length of La Norma trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N W
direction La Norma area faces
Top Altitude 2750m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1350m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1350m
centre of La Norma ski resort
Vertical Drop 1400m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1400m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

La Norma web cams
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La Tania

Sauze d'Oulx


Skiing in La Norma

27 pistes and trails means approximately 65km of runs. 18 La Norma lifts have capacity to transport 16000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 8km.

The mountain has 29% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 21.5% intermediate, 57% advanced slopes and 21.5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2km Norma 2 run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski La Norma after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in La Norma

Of the 18 ski lifts, 11 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good La Norma is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Norma Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

10 apres ski bars 10 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Moonlit Skiing, Torchlit Descents, Water Slide .

SNO-man says

Traditionally, La Norma has an organised drinks party on a Sunday to welcome all visitors for the week and keep them informed of activities on offer during their stay. In the centre of the resort La Maison de Norma offers several services; tourist office, ski pass vending booths, post office, bank (exchange and cash dispenser), baby sitting service, rail information, excursion booking office, slopes organisation, cultural and leisure activities, Sports club, ski school, Les Lutins Childrens Club and the cinema. The village has 5 tennis courts, archery, trampolining, disco and piano bar. Free night skiing every Tuesday evening on the illuminated slope. Other activities include mountain biking on snow, sledge races, moonlight skiing, ski races including parallel slaloms and torchlight descents. Snowshoeing on marked trails. Winter via ferrata (this is a mixture of walking and rock climbing), off-piste ski-hiking in the Vanoise National Park, heli-skiing. Dog-sledding excursions. Snowshoe hiking on marked trails.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"La Norma" by any other name

The French resort is also known as La Norma and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various La Norma slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. La Norma has slopes facing N W.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in La Norma, France

La Norma day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

La Norma has received the French "P'tit Montagnand" award for its child friendliness. Children Club Les Lutins welcomes children from the age of 3 months up to 6 years with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Building snowmen, drawing, painting, sledging and once a week the children are taken up the gondola to bake a cake with Georges at the Eterlou high altitude restaurant. The Childrens' Club Team are all trained in childcare and full of ideas to make the childrens' stay as enjoyable as their parents. Minimum age for ski school is 3 years and the ESF have a special chalet and ski lift specifically for the tiniest tots who are supervised by trained staff in the Ski Kindergarten. Children are grouped together according to age and ability with lessons arranged both morning and afternoon if required. The Hanouck excursion for children offers them a chance to experience a half day of hiking and camping accompanied by dog-sledge Huskies and their guides. An unforgettable day in the wilderness and they'll even learn how to put up a tent!

3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Norma Shopping

La Norma shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

All shops are around the main square in the village and include several sports shops, clothes shops, bookshop and newsagent, bakers, butchers, local products, estate agency, laundry,

La Norma value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in La Norma

La Norma hire shops - overview of all shopping in La Norma

All shops are around the main square in the village and include several sports shops, clothes shops, bookshop and newsagent, bakers, butchers, local products, estate agency, laundry,

La Norma ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in La Norma

La Norma ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 25 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 3.esf-la-norma@wanadoo.fr www.la-norma.com 203310

La Norma for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Norma for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

La Norma for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Norma for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in La Norma

La Norma snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in La Norma: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0.05km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in La Norma

La Norma snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.05km Paragliding schools: 1

La Norma non skiing facilities also include Moonlit Skiing, Torchlit Descents, Water Slide .

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